Rene Lichtman was part of the collective that produced Finally Got the News (1970) in Detroit, Michigan. Lichtman moved to the United States at the age of thirteen after surviving the German occupation of France. He worked with The Living Theater, helped found Newsreel, and pursued a painting practice through his entire adult life. He has had exhibitions of abstract paintings. Rene is also a cofounder of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust. He is a member of Detroit Jews for Justice, and has recently been involved in protests and testimony against anti-immigration policies and actions.